ERIC Number: ED282476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Looking for More Than a Few Good Women in Traditionally Male Fields.
Ehrhart, Julie Kuhn; Sandler, Bernice R.
Reasons why more women are not studying and completing degrees in tradionally male fields are discussed, along with what can be done by colleges to help remedy the situation. A focus of attention is the academic and social environment experienced by women students in traditionally male college programs. In addition, precollege experiences for women are briefly examined, including socialization away from "male" interests, and encouragement or discouragement by parents, teachers, and counselors. Special concerns of minority women, older women, and disabled women are also addressed. Sources of information include: empirical studies of students at all educational levels; campus reports and surveys; interviews with college personnel and faculty involved in programs to attract and retain women in traditionally male fields; and responses to a "call for information" issued by the Project on the Status and Education of Women. Recommendations for recruiting and retaining women in traditionally male programs are provided, along with an institutional self-evaluation checklist, a bibliography, and a list of resource organizations, including the address, phone number, and contact persons. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Career Choice, Change Strategies, Check Lists, College Environment, College Programs, Disabilities, Females, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, School Holding Power, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student College Relationship, Student Experience, Student Recruitment
Association of American Colleges, Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.